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Afghan CEO applauds security forces efforts in ending CARE siege

Updated: Sep 06, 2016 14:45 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Sept. 6 (ANI): Afghanistan's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Tuesday applauded the country's Crisis Response Unit (CRU) and Afghan security forces for their efforts in ending the overnight siege on the CARE building in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul city.

Four insurgents, including a suicide bomber, had launched an attack on the NGO building last night and ended the siege 11 hours later.

Abdullah took to twitter conveying his message.

"I acknowledge our security forces who showed courage and bravery in the face of terror. Their actions saved countless lives," he tweeted.

He even went to say that Afghans are fighting a war against terrorists who are trained, advised, supported and instructed in the neighborhood.

"I strongly condemn the heinous attack by coward terrorists in Shar-e-Naw Kabul. This was an act against religion, human faith and humanity," he said.

He stated that while Afghanistan seeks beneficial relationships with neighbors, the country wouldn't turn a blind eye to blatant support of terrorist activities.

"Afghan government will have clear words with those financing and promoting the killing of Afghans under the name of Talib, Haqqani and Daesh," he said.

He said the Afghan Government will hold the perpetrators accountable.

Warning the insurgent groups, he said. "Terrorists and those that choose to support and harbor terrorist organizations should note the resilience of our people."

At least 42 people, including 10 foreigners, were rescued from houses in the immediate vicinity of the NGO's building, the Tolo News earlier reported. (ANI)